Rigid Flexibility

The Logic of Intelligence

By Pei Wang

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4020-5044-2
  • 432 Pages
  • User Level: Science
  • Publication Date: September 1, 2006
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF

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This project is based on the belief that what we call 'intelligence' can be understood and reproduced as 'the capability of a system to adapt to its environment while working with insufficient knowledge and resources'. According to this idea, a novel reasoning system is designed, which challenges all the dominating theories in how such a system should be built. The system carries out reasoning, learning, categorizing, planning, decision making, etc., as different facets of the same underlying process. This theory also provides unified solutions to many problems in AI, logic, psychology, and philosophy. This book is the most comprehensive description of this decades-long project, including its philosophical foundation, methodological consideration, conceptual design details, its implications in the related fields, as well as its similarities and differences to many related works in cognitive sciences.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Preface. Acknowledgment.
  2. Part I. Theoretical Foundation. 1. The Goal of Artificial Intelligence. 2. A New Approach Toward AI.
  3. Part II. Non
  4. Axiomatic Reasoning System.
  5. 3. The Core Logic. 4. First
  6. Order Inference. 5. Higher
  7. Order Inference. 6. Inference Control.
  8. Part III. Comparison and Discussion. 7. Semantics. 8. Uncertainty. 9. Inference Rules. 10. NAL as a Logic. 11. Categorization and Learning. 12. Control and Computation.
  9. Part IV. Conclusions. 13. Current Results. 14. NARS in the Future.
  10. Bibliography. Index.

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